The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.@Ephesians 3:19
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Alfred H. Ackley (1887-1960)

Alfred H. Ackley, 1910. Appeared in Great Revival Hymns No. 2, edited by Homer A. Rodeheaver & Bentley D. Ackley (Chicago, Illinois & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rodeheaver Company, 1913), number 95 (🔊 pdf nwc).

The love of the Christ is so precious,
That no mortal its wealth can unfold;
His grace is a storehouse of riches to me,
His love is far better than gold.

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His love is far better than gold,
Its fullness can never be told;
It makes me an heir to the mansions above,
For His love is far better than gold.

He meets every need with the promise,
No good thing from His own to withhold;
So daily I trust in the Crucified One
His love is far better than gold.

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My heart ever yearns with a longing,
To behold the great joy of my soul,
Forever to dwell in the presence of Him,
Whose love is far better than gold.

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